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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1BY: Bruce Berlet

Within weeks of trading captain Mike Richards and fellow high scorer Jeff Carter on the same day, the Philadelphia Flyers won the Jaromir Jagr sweepstakes Friday after the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings bowed out.

Jagr signed a one-year, $3.3-million contract after spending the past three seasons with Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia. That came after Jagr played three seasons with the New York Rangers, where he became the team’s 24th captain and set franchise records for goals (54) and points (123) in his first season, 2005-06.

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